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Ketchum, The Modellers Partner for ROI Analytics Offering

Ketchum has partnered with market research agency The Modellers on a marketing analytics offering that will illustrate the ROI on a PR investment in order to help determine the best way to spend going forward for maximum effect. The two Omnicom companies will use marketing-mix modeling and other analysis to determine the PR ROI. This offering is in addition to Ketchum’s measurement tools.

David Rockland, partner and MD of Ketchum Global Research & Analytics; Mary Elizabeth Germaine, SVP of Ketchum’s research and analytics group; and Jeff Brazell, CEO of The Modellers will lead the new effort.

 

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AMEC Measurement Summit Reignites AVE Debate

The International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) is hosting its third European Summit on Measurement in Lisbon this week (it started yesterday and ends tomorrow) and AVEs are once again a hot topic.

AVEs, or Ad Value Equivalency, has been a controversial metric for eons. The Barcelona Principles, unveiled last summer, state specifically that “AVEs are not the Value of Public Relations.” However, PR measurement standards have yet to be decided. In an effort to move the process along, AMEC and the PRSA announced a collaborative effort late last year.

In a conversation with PRWeek, David Rockland, AMEC director and global head of research at Ketchum, said, “One: better techniques, and two: client education, and that’s really what this conference is all about.”

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PRSA and AMEC Partner

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) have partnered in the hopes of accelerating the process of standardizing PR measurement.

The two organizations will host events with research experts to build upon the Barcelona Principles, which were unveiled this summer. “The goal will be to lead the development of tangible metrics and approaches for public relations measurement and the achievement of broad industry consensus on them,” the press release announcing the partnership says.

The first meeting, “PR Measurement Metrics – From Concept to Implementation Reality,” will take place in London on November 17 and will be hosted by David Rockland, CEO and partner at Ketchum Pleon Change and Global Research, New York. The first hour of the conference will be available via free webinar.